ERIC Number: ED419385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Newcomer Programs: Helping Recent Immigrants Prepare for School Success. ERIC Digest.
Short, Deborah, J.
School districts across the country are facing increasing numbers of secondary immigrant students who have low level English or native language skills, and in many cases, have had limited formal education in their native countries. These students must learn English, take the required content courses, and catch up to their native-English-speaking peers before high school graduation. How are schools meeting the needs of these students, many of whom are placed below the expected grade level for their age? This digest reports on data collected through a study of secondary newcomer programs, sponsored by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement as part of the Center for Education, Diversity, & Excellence. It answers the following questions: (1) "Who are the newcomer students?"; (2) "Where are the programs located?"; (3) "How are newcomer programs designed?"; (4) "How do newcomer programs address students' language learning and academic needs?"; (5) "How do newcomer programs address students' acculturation process?"; and (6) "How do newcomer students make the transition out of the program?"
Descriptors: Acculturation, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Needs
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.